"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living"
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Deacon Lloyd Eric Griffith Sr.
Deacon Lloyd Eric Griffith Sr.
Deacon Lloyd Eric Griffith Sr. was born April 14th 1931 in Triopath, Saint Andrews Barbados to the late Osbourne Wilkinson & Clarice Alinda (Gill) Griffith. He was the 3rd oldest of seven children born of this union. He was married to his late wife Mattie Griffith for 52 years. Lloyd would recount his younger days and how he lovingly remembered his mother and how she would tenderly share with her neighbors and family what little they had. Those values and love were represented and taught within the Griffith household. Our father worked 7 days a week and sometimes 10-14 hour days to provide for his family. To say that he was a hard worker does not even begin to capture his dedication and commitment to his family. He worked for several years at Glidden Paint Company before moving onto Sybron Chemical Company where he retired. Even after his retirement, he took a position with Buttonwood Hospital and worked there for several years before permanently retiring. As children growing up, if you ever heard “Wait until your Daddy gets Home”, you knew that you were in deep trouble. However, He disciplined us with great patience and wisdom. On one such example, he used the representation of the chicks or baby birds and how they were dependent upon the parents to bring food back to the nest. He likened that to our Mother and gave us guidance in respecting her and loving her for all that she did for us. That was his way, simple but profound with always a reference to GOD’s great love. Similarly, he took Mom to church every Sunday morning and they would pray together before anyone else arrived. Even after her departure, he would still open the church up every Sunday morning and pray and get it ready for the parishioners. Even now, he has paved the way to show us how to be more loving, caring, patient, forgiving, respectful, and dependent upon HIM, that is able to keep us from falling.
Dad leaves behind to cherish his memory four brothers, Ruben, Leonard (Yvonne), Ronald, and Samuel; eight children, including three sons, Frank Davis Jr. (Tameko) of AL, Lloyd Griffith Jr., and Samuel Griffith (Belinda), of NJ; five daughters, Laverne Henry (Harold-deceased) of FL, Gwendolyn Griffith-Marrero (Joseph), Francina Kemp of NJ, Shirley Griffith of HI, and M. Cathy Griffith of NJ. In addition, he leaves eighteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter and two great great grandsons: and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends
Life Celebration services will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021 10 AM at The St. Mark Baptist Church, 545 Lakehurst Road, Browns Mills NJ. Family and friends may view from 9 AM until time of service. Interment: Zion Cemetery, New Egypt, NJ. Service to the family by TL Hutton Family & Friends Funeral Services, Burlington, NJ. Service will be live streamed at 10 AM at www.TLHuttonfuneralservices.com
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